[The half dozen]

Illustration by Cecilia Secaira

1. Carrying a mason jar or wearing suspenders just sometimes isn’t good enough, so attend Spring Into Nash to learn about woodcarving, jump rope making and all kinds of opportunities machines have robbed from us. April 16. Nash Farm. Free.

2. Experience Dave for a fraction of the cost with the Dave Matthews Tribute Band. The concert is part of a series of concerts in Irving every first and third Friday of the month. April 15. Whistlestop Plaza. Free.

3. If you miss references to “the babe with the power,” it’s time to fill the missing link in your cinematic education by watching Labyrinth. The late, great David Bowie wrote and composed some of the music. April 16. Klyde Warren Park. Free.

4. Handsome Parker McCollum comes to “the world’s largest honky tonk” with songs compared to the likes of John Mayer, and at only 22, McCollum sings quite the repertoire. April 14. Billy Bob’s Texas. $10.

5. Jonah exchanges his boat for a Greyhound in the world premiere of Len Jenkin’s modern retelling of the Biblical story. Undermain Theatre. Showing through May 7. Ticket prices vary, $5 discount for students.

6. Marie Cronin studied in Paris and ran a railroad in Texas. Though her European training was short, its influence on her art is clear in the exhibit Between Paris and Texas: Marie Cronin, Portraitist of the Belle Époque. Meadows Museum. Through June 5. $4 for students, Thursday evenings free.


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